Jewish Art Quiz


The earliest pieces of Jewish art were religious objects--Torah adornments, marriage certificates, tombstones--that were illuminated. Relatively recently, "art for art's sake" became a concept--and the Jewish world quickly adapted, producing such notable talents as Marc Chagall and Yaacov Agam. How much do you know about Jewish art?

    Question 1 of 10:

    Sharon Ya'ari, winner of the 2006 Israel Prize for outstanding visual art, is best known for taking photographs of

     Israeli landscapes with an eye for photojournalism
     Israeli soldiers as models to recreate famous paintings such as The Last Supper
     Everyday symbols and ornamentation of Arab and Israeli life
     Ordinary scenes that hint at an undercurrent of anxiety always present in Israeli society